Wednesday, September 30, 2009


An invention has to make sense in the world it finishes in, not in the world it started. ~Tim O'Reilly~

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


How ridiculous I was a Marionette! And how happy I am, now that I have become a real boy! ~Pinocchio~

Monday, September 28, 2009


"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous." ~ Aristotle ~

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Little Red Riding Hood

From this story one learns that children, especially young lasses, pretty, courteous and well-bred, do very wrong to listen to strangers, And it is not an unheard thing if the Wolf is thereby provided with his dinner. I say Wolf, for all wolves are not of the same sort; there is one kind with an amenable disposition — neither noisy, nor hateful, nor angry, but tame, obliging and gentle, following the young maids in the streets, even into their homes. Alas! Who does not know that these gentle wolves are of all such creatures the most dangerous!
~Charles Perrault~

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Paper Moon

"Say, it's only a paper moon, sailing over a cardboard sea..."

Friday, September 25, 2009


"Children are great imitators, so give them something great to imitate" ~ Anonymous ~

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Coca Cola

Without a Coca-Cola life is unthinkable.

HENRY MILLER, The Air-Conditioned Nightmare

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Monthly Sheep Day

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. ~George Washington~

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Kerosene Cucumbers

Andy: I can't get started this morning...just let me drink my coffee...sit down and have some toast and jelly or something.
Barney: Believe I will. (opens dish of marmalade, smells a weird smell) You doin' some painting in here?
Andy: (smells it, too.) No, probably just some glue Opie's using on a model airplane.
Barney: (spreading the pungent marmalade on his toast) Doesn't smell like glue to me, smells more like ammonia!
Andy: You don't reckon that gas stove's leaking, do you?
Barney: Don't know...(starts to eat his toast) Found it!
(points at jar, has Andy smell, quickly closes it)
Andy Aunt Bee was workin' in here yesterday! (goes to cupboard and finds several jars of "ammonia marmalade" instead of "kerosene cucumbers")
Barney: Aunt Bee's making marmalade now!
Andy: Well, don't just stand there, go get the suitcase!

Monday, September 21, 2009


The balloon seems to stand still in the air while the earth flies past underneath.

~Alberto Santos-Dumont~

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Sure God created man before woman. But then you always make a rough draft before the final masterpiece. ~Author Unknown~

Saturday, September 19, 2009


"Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two."
~St. Augustine~ From the Movie Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Friday, September 18, 2009


With their qualities of cleanliness, discretion, affection, patience, dignity, and courage, how many of us, I ask you, would be capable of becoming cats?" ~ Fernand Mery Her Majesty the Cat ~

Thursday, September 17, 2009


When I was having that alphabet soup, I never thought that it would pay off.
~ Vanna White ~

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him. ~ Maya Angelou ~

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Angels watching over me

Angels around us, angels beside us, angels within us. Angels are watching over you when times are good or stressed. Their wings wrap gently around you, whispering you are loved and blessed.
~ Angel Blessing

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Birds of a feather flock together

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.
J.G. Holland

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Back to School

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. ~Sydney J. Harris~

Monday, September 7, 2009

Who remembers Betsy McCall?

Sweet childish days, that were as long
As twenty days are now.

~William Wordsworth~

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity. ~John Ruskin~

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Eternal Summer

There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart. ~Celia Thaxter~

Friday, September 4, 2009

It's almost Labor Day

I thought I'd post a few vintage summer graphics in honor of summer coming to a close. Labor Day is almost here.
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